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botanical name:
Monarda 'Scorpion'
Monarda 'Scorpion' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Bergamot
synonyms:  Monarda 'Scorpio'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.40m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Strong growing cultivar with erect dark mahogany stems and deep green leaves. Bright reddish purple flowers with dark bracts, in whorls around the stems, in early summer.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or very light dappled shade. Ovoid drying out in summer but also dislikes excessive wet in winter.
Mildew resistant.

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